Monday, June 29, 2009


The Hives - TTB
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I was right all along
Yeah, yeah, yeah, you come taggin' along

Yeah, exhibit A, on the tray, what you say?
As I throw it in your face
Yeah, exhibit B, what you see? Well that's me,
I put it back in your place

Yeah, I done it before and I can do it some more
So what you waiting for?

Yeah, I was right all along

'Cause I have done it before and I can do it some more
I got my eye on the score
I'm gonna cut to the core
It's too late it's too soon or is it?
Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, boom

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I was right, you were wrong
Yeah, yeah, yeah, going, going you're gone

I saw your hesitating, waiting too much
'till it slipped through your hands
and then you stagger to your feet and out the door
'cause there's not second chance

That's right!

'Cause I have done it before and I can do it some more
I got my eye on the score
I'm gonna cut to the core
It's too late it's too soon or is it?
Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, boom

Check it

I've been running up a storm lately. Training for the NYC Half Marathon makes you do that.

I absolutely put much to much pressure on myself being raw cool and all. It takes a toll on the way I approach pretty much everything in my life.

I want to be the very best I CAN BE. If that means training my ass off for the NYC Half Marathon, then so be it. I learn a lot about myself but I'd rather not make this post all about me me me.

So much shit has been happening in the world. Death and scary stuff that really makes me stop and wonder WTF is going on. I just read that Michael Jackson weighed about 112 lbs when he died. HUH? And all that was in his stomach was pills - digested or not that is just to horrid to contemplate.

So, I don't contemplate or even think about it anymore. I turn off the TV and turn on the music. Life is just way to fucking short to worry about that stuff. Get on with the job of living. Loving. Running. Whatever.

When I feel overwhelmed I tune out. I just take a time out and ask myself WWLLD? She knows and she always tells me. Then I feel better.

TICK TICK BOOM. I am exploding. I adore running. It's like having awesome sex. Think about it. Your running as fast as you possibly can. You pick up the momentum and you have this goal in your head to finish up the run with negative splits* You are freaking booking it. The end is near. Your breathing is labored and you feel the unmistakable tingling in your legs. You hit your time goal and slowly come to a stop as your heart is beating wildly and your flushed with happiness. OY YEAH.


Bernie Madoff! FUCK THAT and FUCK HIM. He deserves his 150 years behind bars. SUCKA!

WWLLD? She keeps me sane. I cannot really go into all that she does for me but know this she is a "beautiful soul" in a world of ugly.

So, Sunday I ran a 7 miler. Nice run with a friend. It's all good.

TICK TICK BOOM - I think its safe to say I vented enough today. Posts going forward will contain a lot more positivity and love. More food talk too. Chia sees anyone?

And guess what? I am a winner! I won this: SPIBELT . Freaking INNER POCKET SPIBELT!!!! I am psyched. I never win. ANYTHING!

Brilliant, civilization-changing ideas are a dime a dozen, Michelle. Physically taking action to implement them, however, beginning with baby steps that seem to accomplish very little, is what gets the crowds here screaming like raving lunatics.

In the good way... that lunatics scream... you know?
Peanuts! Popcorn! Cotton candy! It's the show of a lifetime!
The Universe

"The only way out is through." unknown

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Michael Jackson - Black Or White
I Took My Baby
On A Saturday Bang
Boy Is That Girl With You
Yes We're One And The Same

Now I Believe In Miracles
And A Miracle
Has Happened Tonight

But, If
You're Thinkin'
About My Baby
It Don't Matter If You're
Black Or White

They Print My Message
In The Saturday Sun
I Had To Tell Them
I Ain't Second To None

And I Told About Equality
An It's True
Either You're Wrong
Or You're Right

But, If
You're Thinkin'
About My Baby
It Don't Matter If You're
Black Or White

I Am Tired Of This Devil
I Am Tired Of This Stuff
I Am Tired Of This Business
Sew When The
Going Gets Rough
I Ain't Scared Of
Your Brother
I Ain't Scared Of No Sheets
I Ain't Scare Of Nobody
Girl When The
Goin' Gets Mean

[L. T. B. Rap Performance]
For Gangs, Clubs
And Nations
Causing Grief In
Human Relations
It's A Turf War
On A Global Scale
I'd Rather Hear Both Sides
Of The Tale
See, It's Not About Races
Just Places
Where Your Blood
Comes From
Is Where Your Space Is
I've Seen The Bright
Get Duller
I'm Not Going To Spend
My Life Being A Color

Don't Tell Me You Agree With Me
When I Saw You Kicking Dirt In My Eye

But, If
You're Thinkin' About My Baby
It Don't Matter If You're Black Or White

No words really. Legends come and legends go. Just remember is all.

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. ~William Penn

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Just Because....

DMB - Sister
Pass the time with you in mind
It's a rather quiet night
Feel the ground against my back
Counting stars against the black
Thinking bout another day
Wishing I was far away
Whether they were dreams or worries
You were there with me

Sister, I hear you laugh
My heart fills full up
Keep me please
Sister, when you cry
I feel your tears running down my face
Sister, Sister keep me

I hope you always know its true
I would never make it through
We could make the sun go down
Just by walking away
Playing like we used to play
Our kingdom will never go away
Feel you beating in my chest
I'll be dead without

Sister, I hear you laugh
My heart fills full up
Keep me please
Sister, when you cry
I feel your tears running down my face
Sister, Sister will you keep me?

I would never make it through
Hope you always know its true
You could make the heaven's fall
Just by walking away

Sister, I hear you laugh
My heart fills full up
Keep me please
Sister, when you cry
I feel your tears running down my face
Sister, Sister keep me

A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. ~Marion C. Garretty

You are now the greatest, Michelle, you have ever been.

Which makes me, the greatest I've ever been.

Wasn't this whole thing a great idea?
Tickled pink,
The Universe

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Once In A Blue Moon...

Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is nearing the end of his contract with Lunar. He has been a faithful employee for three long years. His home has been Selene, a moon base where he has spent his days alone, mining Helium-3. The precious gas holds the key to reversing the Earth's energy crisis.

Isolated, determined, and steadfast, Sam has followed the rulebook obediently, and his time on the moon has been enlightening, but uneventful. The solitude has given him time to reflect on the mistakes of his past and to work on his raging temper. He does his job mechanically and spends most of his available time dreaming of his imminent return to Earth, to his wife, young daughter and an early retirement.

But two weeks shy of his departure from Selene, Sam starts seeing things, hearing things, and feeling strange. And, when a routine extraction goes horribly wrong, he discovers that Lunar have their own plans for replacing him and that the new recruit is eerily familiar.

Before he can return to Earth, Sam has to confront himself and the discovery that the life he has created may not be his own. It's more than his contract that is set to expire.

I have always been fascinated by the moon. Mainly, because I can go outside and "see" it with my own eyes. I don't have to use some sort of contraption to see it. That being a telescope. The moon is there in all its glory. Sometimes, I can even see it in the morning as I go for my run real early.

Full Moon
The full moon occurs when the Moon lies on the opposite side of Earth from the Sun. The moon as seen from the surface of the earth is fully illuminated by the sun at this time, presenting a "full" round disc to viewers on earth. As always, only half the total surface of the moon is illuminated.
The full moon reaches its highest elevation at midnight

A full moon is the only time when a lunar eclipse is possible; at that time the moon may move through the shadow cast by the earth. However, because of the tilt of the moon's orbit around the earth relative to the earth's orbit around the sun, the moon may pass above or below the shadow, so a lunar eclipse does not occur at every full moon.
Full moons are generally a poor time to conduct astronomical observations, since the bright reflected sunlight from the moon overwhelms the dimmer light from stars.

This year we will experience a full moon on December 31st at 19.15 in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). I plan on running in the New Year so hopefully that full moon will guide me and push me and watch over me.

Blue Moons
There are also months with two full moons. The second full moon in a month is known as a blue Moon. Because this happens fairly infrequently, it has resulted in the expression "once in a blue moon."

Interesting shit huh? Yeah, I know nothing new here but still its fascinating. To me anyway.

So this movie "Moon", yeah I want to view it. Sam Rockwell is a fav of mine but that moon thing just has me intrigued. It makes me want to gaze thoughtfully at the moon and get into a zone of zen. And stay there for a while. Not moving, just thinking and taking it all in. Then spitting it out and getting on with it.

I can't be gazing all damn day. I have shit to do.

I juiced and smoothied the other day.

Green Juice was Kale/ginger/lemon/apple/celery and it was really tasty. Should have used more ginger but its a learning game, this juicing.

Smoothie was frozen banana/almond milk/lots o cinnamon/raw cacao powder/chocolate protein powder So? I like chocolate!! Anyway, it was YUMMO!!!

More to come on that. You know the raw cool stuff. I am getting my raw on. In a big way. I am raw hear me roar!!

So, if any of you have seen this film shoot me a comment on how you loved it or hated it or whatever!!

Here is something cool:
The native American names
for the Full Moons.

January: Wolf Moon
February: Snow Moon,
Hunger Moon,
Opening Buds Moon
March: Maple Sugar Moon,
Worm Moon
April: Frog Moon,
Pink Moon,
Planter's Moon
May: Flower Moon,
Budding Moon
June: Strawberry Moon
July: Blood Moon,
Buck Moon
August: Moon of the Green Corn,
Sturgeon Moon
September: Harvest Moon (see below for explanation)
October: Hunter's Moon,
Moon of Falling Leaves
November: Beaver Moon
December: Cold Moon

Yeah we all shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun...
John Lennon

You've been Mooned!


Monday, June 15, 2009

Be Patient Grasshopper...

He that can have patience, can have what he will. - Benjamin Franklin

Admittedly, I am not a very patient person. In fact, I possess zero amount of patience. I don't like to wait. For anything. I want it and I want it now. I see nothing wrong with that. Is there?

It manifests itself most in my running. Since January 21st when I broke my toe, my running has suffered. And because my running has suffered, I in turn have suffered. I have been told I am too obsessed. But, how can I be anything else? If something is important to you and you want to excel at it shouldn't it be an obsession of sorts?

Ok, I am not saying I think, eat and talk about it 24/7 but I am saying when I am running or thinking about running I want it to be quality time. I would rather run a really fast 5K then a slower 5 miles IF that day I am doing speed work. I want it organized in my head so that each day I know what it is I must accomplish and just get the job done.

I am obviously not the runner I once was nor will I ever be and that is fine. Now, I want to be the best runner I can be today at this very moment.

But, I have trouble waiting. Why is it so hard and why do I have to work for it when others have it come easy? I run a race and instead of finishing in the time I wanted to, I finish 10 minutes later. That pisses me off and fucks with my head. Then I get all down on myself and wonder why I even bother. It's a never ending cycle. I know this. Because, while I do indeed feel angry with myself, I am out there the very next day running. And running.

Be Patient Grasshopper.
Patience serves as protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind. - Leonardo da Vinci

Lord, grant me patience, and do it NOW!

Patience is the ability to wait Or, as the ancient philosopher Epictetus is reported to have said nearly 2,000 years ago, "Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen." It takes time to do worthwhile things, so those who lack the patience to persist will fail to accomplish much. Do we want to develop as much of our potential as possible? If so, we’ll have to learn how to be patient.

Being patient doesn’t mean sitting around waiting for things to happen. Instead, it means to work as hard and as long as necessary, without giving up, until we reach our destination. The ancient Egyptians didn’t sit around waiting. They made plans, preparations, and worked on their project until the pyramids were completed. The pyramids, then, are monuments to patience. They are a reminder that if we persist in our personal projects while enduring the necessary wait, we will finally succeed.

When we abandon patience, we abandon self-discipline. A world without either is a world without Mozart, Thomas Edison, or Tiger Woods. It is also a world without Olympic Gold Medal winners and astronauts!

I do not possess the ability to wait. I know, it sounds childish but I do not care. This is me. It is who I am. I know I need to work on this as it is not a trait that will get me far in this world.

I see it all in my mind. What i want to do and how I want to do it. I am the grasshopper sitting out there wanting it right at this very moment. When I am running I hear that voice within me, trying to push me along and I also feel my body rebelling. It is maddening. When mind and body are not in sync.

I did have a good run on Sunday.
My stats:
Activity Type: Running
Event Type: Uncategorized
Time: 00:30:54
Distance: 3.11 mi
Elevation Gain: 229 ft
Calories: 295 C

And my splits:
1 00:09:52
2 00:09:55
3 00:10:01
4 00:01:05

June 28th I am running a 5K and I am hoping to sub 30 in that race! I truly believe I can do that. If I go into the race thinking I can't, I won't. Simple. If I go into the race thinking I can, I will. Simple right?

If you had been born knowing how beautiful, deserving, and important you truly are, Michelle, by this time in your life you'd probably be worth billions of dollars, have thousands of friends, and own businesses around the world, but then... you wouldn't be anything like the Michelle Jaobs we know and love today.

And believe me, when I say "we," there are a lot of us.
All in favor...
The Universe

Saturday, June 13, 2009

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends...

What would you do if I sang out of tune,
Would you stand up and walk out on me.
Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song,
And I'll try not to sing out of key.
Oh I get by with a little help from my friends,
I get high with a little help from my friends,
Oh I'm gonna try with a little help from my friends.

If you glance upward my friends, you can see the amazing new header that my good blogger friend VIC over at What were you thinking so graciously made for me. Just because. Just because she is an awesome person who saw I needed help and helped me. Over to the right over there, if you click on the photo Queen Victoria, it will whisk you away to her hilarious blog that 100% of the time makes me laugh out loud!! ALWAYS!!!

I think its a pretty fucking amazing header and it is ME!! Here is how Vic described the header to me:
I made a header for you - hopefully it's what you had in mind! :) I didn't get any mojitos into the picture, but the green smoothie has some mint sprigs so you could pretend it's a mojito smoothie?...anyway.. The background is pavement (for all those miles you log), and I put you on the Ipod because you're so closely connected to your music.

Perfect - Thank you Vic!

On to more friend stuff. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting a very cool blogger raw vegan. She is here on work/vacation from Scottsdale, AZ. Kristen from KristenRaw. First, I highly recommend you popping on over to her blog. Here is a bit about her:
Hi, I'm Kristen Suzanne, owner of Kristen's Raw. I'm a Raw vegan chef, author and teacher with a passion for helping people get started and succeed with the Raw vegan diet. As a former competitive bodybuilder, I have been studying nutrition, fitness, and food preparation for over ten years.

I met up with Kristen and her hubby Greg
over at Pure Juice and Takeaway in Manhattan for a juice and a chat. Immediately, I felt at ease with Kristen and Greg. Sometimes, when I meet new people I chatter away almost too much so I was worried I would do that with Kristen. I might have, but Kristen was so nice, she answered all my 3002 questions. I decided to go red with my juice and had a Pink Lady which is beets, ginger, pear and pineapple. AWESOME! Plus, I indulged in a raw treat - a mallomar! DOUBLE AWESOME!! It's described as almond pecan cookie, cream and chocolate. Almost took me back to my childhood of the Nabisco Mallomars but this was sooo much better.

Pink Lady and Mallomar.

Kristen joked in her blog about how long it took me to eat the mallomar. I actually ate it with a fork taking little pieces. Kristen said she would have finished it in two or three bites. Yeah, its that good.

Kristen gave me some really good advice and ideas on different juices and raw options. I am nowhere near raw now, but I am totally inspired by Kristen to try adding some raw back into my diet. I even made homemade almond milk today!

So, I feel as though I am on the right track nutrition wise. The proper fueling helps in so many ways. It could be the difference in whether or not you complete a marathon or fizz out and drop out. Yeah.

I am psyched. I am inspired. I am raw cool.

So, check out these two blogs. Both Kristen and Vic. They are awesome woman. And, I get by with a little help from my friends!!!

If your everyday practice is open to all your emotions, to all the people you meet, to all the situations you encounter, without closing down, trusting that you can do that - then that will take you are far as you can go. And then you'll understand all the teachings that anyone has ever taught.

Pema Chodron

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Look at me all cool looking in The Black Forty's cool tee-shirt that this lady matter of fact Sherri was nice enough to send to me. When I thanked her here was her response to me:

They'll be in town there soon. I hope you get to see them. I told Josh that you really enjoyed their music and he gave that to me to give you. I offered to pay for it and he wouldn't take any money for it. So, I'm sure you have the first BLACK FORTYS SHIRT in your area!

Josh is da bomb. Josh is one of Sherri's son's and is the lead singer of The Black Fortys a very cool indie band that won the American Eagle College Band Contest.

I love The Black Fortys and I really think they will go far. They are touring now. Check them out.

So, has anybody been wowed by the new iPhone? Anybody been twittering wildly about it unable to contain the excitement? I admit, I use a Mac Book and I love it. It is one of the best purchases I have made recently. Well, besides my iPod and other fun techy stuff.

It does seem cool. Video with editing, voice recognition, cool stuff with camera and ipod. Do I want one? Sure! Will I purchase one? NO WAY! Don't need it. I have a nice cell phone that takes good enough photos - and I can even check email! DONE!

I want to go to there, I mean here: Shopsins. Yeah, not so raw huh? I first read about this place over at my buddy Earl and then I got a message from a runner buddy of mine in Nebraska who, when she comes to visit, wants to dine there. She is from Nebraska and has heard of Shopsins. So, who am I do deny her from the pleasures of food. We will go to there!

Running stuff:
I ran Brooklyn Half Marathon and one week later I ran NYRR Mini 10K in Central Park. What an experience. Hot - Hilly - Hard. But, I now know that the hills are the beast that I must embrace and even love. Fuck the hills. I love them and will embrace them as if I own those suckers.

Here I am #3279 finishing that sucka!!! Full race reports and running stuff over at running down a dream my other home away from home.

Happiness comes first, Michelle. Partners, abundance, and cool shoes come later.

Or at least this is how I'd line up my duckies.
Ungawa -
The Universe

The proper aim of giving is to put the recipients in a state where they no longer need our gifts." ~C.S. Lewis


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Life Is Full Of Little Pricks..

"I don't like chatty. Quiet and mean; those are my people." - Jackie Peyton (Edie Falco)

I have been eagerly awaiting Showtime's new series Nurse Jackie starring one of my favorite actors - Edie Falco. It debuted last night and I was not disappointed.

Nurse Jackie is a headstrong ER nurse who is juggling two lovers - her husband and the hospital pharmacist - who supplies her with what she needs. Namely, Vicodin and Percocet with an occasional Oxy thrown in for good measure.

I LOVED her INSTANTLY! Edie Falco has brought to life a character I can really enjoy. The supporting cast is not full of stereo-typicals, and they compliment the show. I am so looking forward to next weeks' episode! I have heard a lot of comparisons of Nurse Jackie to Dr Gregory House. I doubt any of these critics watched the show. Being injured & dependent on Pain Meds is where the likeness ends. Dr. House is a louse. Nurse Jackie CARES. She has HEART.

If the show were real, I would trust Nurse Jackie with my life...

Jackie is a conflicted, caring, talented, knowledgable, giving, but admittedly less-than-perfect nurse. I love the line "Make me good god, but not yet".

At this point in her career, Edie Falco could play a character who doesn't speak or move and I would still tune in. She's that great.

Falco is fearless and conflicted as an emergency room nurse in New York City. She's a mother of two girls, with a laid-back, loving husband. Jackie is working class and tough. She's got a bad back that could land her in the unemployment line, so she offsets the pain with daily doses of painkillers, which she gets from Eddie (Paul Schulze), the hospital pharmacist with whom she's having an affair. Interesting bit of casting - Paul Schulze played Father Phil Intintola on The Sopranos.

Ultimately, "Nurse Jackie" is a character study of a woman who wants a little more of something in life. Hmm, sounds familiar?

Some Jackie Peyton quotes:
Percoset should never be crushed and chewed, unless you want it to hit your system like a bolt of lightening. Which is only a problem if you're afraid of lightening.

Let us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherized upon a table (The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock) - T S Elliot

Don't ever say "ta-da." The only people that say "ta-da" are magicians or idiots.

So, with that Ta-Da!


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Teh Astounding World Of The Future

I need you to all leave the world you are currently in and behold.....behold.....BEHOLD i tell you. It is the future and the future is here!!! It is the year 2000. Close your eyes and imagine if you will.....Go ahead. I shall wait patiently.

Magnificent architecture and personal transport pods. Fucking awesome.

And just take a look at the "man" of 2000. Robot bankers!! WHO KNEW??

I am loving the automatic heat ray oven! The little lady has the world at her fingertips.

The super intelligent citizens of tomorrow or SICOT are pretty fucking awesome.

3 - 2 - 1 BLAST OFF!

I remember reading the book 1984 and growing up thinking that in the year 2000 robots would abound. Boy was I wrong. Ok, so while we do not have robots and stuff, we do have iphones and all sorts of fun technological things to play with. Kinda makes a person like me, fit in. Being a dork and all.

Not that there's anything wrong with that. I am actually proud to represent the dorks. REPRESENT! And lets face it, dorks are actually the new cool. So, just because I call myself raw cool - well I prefer dork cool. Just because.

I am beginning a new process with my running. I am developing it slowly and methodically. So, yeah I will get back to you on that.

In the meantime, lets all dream about the future and what it will behold. I am wishing hard for a way to harvest my own food and not have to rely on expensive supermarkets. Being a city girl, that may be difficult but certainly not impossible.

I suggest you do not fall off the treadmill. Or, if you want to have 3 billion people see you do it, then fucking fall off the treadmill.

The baby steps in the beginning of a journey, Michelle, always seem inadequate compared to the brilliance of the dream that inspired them. This is natural. If the dream wasn't so far "out there" and dazzling, it wouldn't be worth dreaming! Just don't be led to think that the physical ground you cover with your baby steps is all that they accomplish. Because for every mortal step you take, another cog in a giant wheel behind the curtains of time and space advances, and with it, 10,000 new possibilities.
Better than Star Trek,
The Universe

“Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin .. it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring”


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The AfterMath.....

During a race, it feels like nearly every muscle in your body is flexing, or stretching. Sort of like how you feel when you wake up in the morning and stretch in the sun.

You feel a wave of pleasure rippling through your body, particularly concentrated around your legs, although during particularly intense speed you may have other areas that also feel amazing.

The culmination of this is the well known crossing the finish line which results in a salty fluid being ejaculated. SWEAT PEOPLE SWEAT!!!! It is at this point that you feel totally relaxed, accepted and calm.

You feel at peace in the world, you are totally warm; almost as though you were back in the womb.

Now is the perfect time to look into your partner's eyes and light them (and you) a cigarette.


Yikes. The aftermath. Of umm, you know, running. A race. It is almost anticlimactic after all the race preparations and training and talking about it and blogging about it and whining about it. DUDE - it's now over. it's been 3 days since I crossed that finish line. I wrote a full race report here running down dreams

It was pretty fucking great even though I did not meet my #1 goal. Well actually I did meet that goal. I finished. Without injury. What could be better than that?

There were other more ridiculous goals in my head but yeah, not happening. And again, totally cool. I am alive and healthy and really happy. I made connections with people I am not sure I would ever have met, if it wasn't for running. Absolutely the best people EVAH!

Ted = Awesome. Samantha = Awesome. Christie = Awesome. Sue sista = Always awesome. Me? Well, that goes without saying. I.AM.AWESOME!

The day flowed. There were some ebbs of course but for the most part it was all flowing perfectly. I even had some ice cold russian vodka to toast with post race. I was very drunk for approximately 22 minutes. I may make that my post race "thing".

THEN, I had the pleasure of having a great meal at Pure food and Wine. WOW! Raw food that does not taste like raw food at all.

Like I said, everything flowed that day. Even the drinks and desserts. And the love.

Three friends about to embark on a journey of 13.1 miles through the streets of Brooklyn.

A girlie running in purple trying to keep going and going and going.

Oh so very happy to have completed the journey! Although, one of us said they could have kept on running!! Hmm, wonder who that was?

It is not uncommon for running buddies to get together after the journey is completed for a russian lunch - vodka and a lot of laughter.

My final time running Brooklyn Half Marathon:
Michelle #10522
Total finishers 9635
My overall place - 9179
Gender place 4136 out of 4451
Age place 198
Finish Time 2.40.18
Pace 12.14 min/mile

Pretty much everyone you know, Michelle, just wants you to love them.

Good thing it's free, huh?
The Universe

"Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone."